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Strange Bumps on Toddler--Please Help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 1, 2006
  • 03:52 PM

My 3 year old had developed some very unusual bumps. They are not red, do not itch and are not irritating. They started on her neck and are now continuing to "spread" she has 2 on her eyelid, and now randomly one on her leg and one on her stomach. They are raised and when my mom picked one of them, there was no fluid, only a hard white rock-like sliver. The removal of he sliver caused the bump to bleed, and it took almost a week to heal. I am taking her to the doctor this week, because now there is a whole new set of these growing on her cheek. What is also wierd is that she has no other symptoms until this week, she has had 3 nosebleeds while she slept. I have 3 children and have never seen anything like this, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Jem

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  • Did you ever find out what the bumps are? My toddler has a similar sounding condition and we do not have very good health insurance right now. I'd be interested in hearing what you found out, if you see this post.Thanks,Sarah
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 29, 2006
    • 08:23 PM
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  • I too have the same situation in my 18 mo. old. I'm taking her to the Dr. tomorrow, but if anyone has some extra info, it is always greatly appreciated.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 23, 2006
    • 03:59 PM
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  • The Dr. told me that my daughter (18 mo.) had keratosis pilaris. It is a condition that could be chronic, something that comes and goes an d the common over-the-counter treatment is a cream called Lactic-Aid. I will post any improvement in her skin FYI!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 27, 2006
    • 08:07 PM
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  • I took my 2 year old daughter to the dermatologist today. He said he could prescribe a medicine that would do a chemical peel but it would make her skin semsitive and probably burn. He said the best over the counter medicine was Cerave. They have a Cream that is in a round jar. He said we should see results in a month and we are scheduled to go back. I am hoping for it to work!
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  • my son has spots on his skin ... looks like left-over marks from chicken pox. developed when he was around a year old ... mostly on back & torso area. the red marks may swell up some if you scratch them. Not sure if this is the same as what is discussed in the questions here (no nosebleeds with my son). Dyagnosis is Uticaria Pigmentosa (UP) ... I'm told the spots likely will fade during puberty.
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  • All my children have gotten what it sounds like your describing. And when you pinch it, the hard core is contagious. It is called molluscum. I think it is related to the viral wart family. Any way you can look up all about it. There are differnt treatments, but if it's not so bad they will eventually go away. If your child scratches one and the core comes out and bleeds, try to wash the area right away and cover it with a band-aid. The way you describe it I'm sure this is what it is. Good Luck!
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  • I have a 3 1/2 year old and she has had these rash spot outbreaks since July of this year. I have taken her to the hospital, doctor, dermatologist, and have had creams, meds, you name it. I am really worried because we cannot get answers and the spots keep appearing and disappearing. They itch her and appear on her tummy, chest, arms, legs, and cheeks. I really hope were not alone on this situation, it seems maybe not. If anyone has any advice or similar stories, I'd love it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 01:31 AM
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  • I also have a 17 month old that has red spots that keep appearing and disappearing. His have a bump in the middle. When I stretch the skin, the redness goes away. My doctor has seen one and didn't seem concerned. My son just woke up and his knees are red, inflamed, and have the bumps. He also has other spots on his legs and arms. I am going to the doctor today, so I'll let you know what he says.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 28, 2008
    • 08:04 PM
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  • both my children aged 4 and 2have lumps around inside of there legs around there knees and arms the lumps keeps coming up one was getting really big i popped it and a hard fleshy lump came out took ages to heal. the doc said not to worry and that they will grow out of them..still why have they get them.. its driving me mad they are all i think about!!!
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  • Look up Morgellons Disease.l have this and my young son has the very symptoms you have been describing.l'm convinced they are connected.
    carla 12345 18 Replies Flag this Response
  • My 3 year old had developed some very unusual bumps. They are not red, do not itch and are not irritating. They started on her neck and are now continuing to "spread" she has 2 on her eyelid, and now randomly one on her leg and one on her stomach. They are raised and when my mom picked one of them, there was no fluid, only a hard white rock-like sliver. The removal of he sliver caused the bump to bleed, and it took almost a week to heal. What you describe is more consistent with molluscum contagiosum than anything else (as someone mentioned earlier). Nothing about your description is consistent with Morgellon's. If your child has eczema, the likelyhood of molluscum is even higher. Do an internet search and see if the pics that you find are consistent with what your child has. If it is indeed molluscum, then they will keep coming and going until her immune system becomes adept at fighting off the virus. There are no specific treatments for this, nor is there a vaccination. However, they are harmless, and there are some treatments that can often hurry them along.
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  • My step daughter has formed something similar. The first bump was at the top of her thigh. We first thought it to be a spider bite, but was not 100% sure. It started out looking like a pimple. Then, over just about 2 days, the center grew larger and started forming a red area around it about the size of a nickle. By the next 2 days, the bump had opened and drained puss and blood and the red area around it was bigger than a 50 cent piece. We kept it covered with a band-aid and antibiotic ointment, changing the bandage frequently. About 4-5 days after the first bump appeared, she got another one...this time on the side of her tummy. It started to get larger, but after about 2 days, it stopped getting bigger and began to heal. About 3 days after that, she got another one.......and now about 3 more days later....yet another, and they are doing the same as the others. The last two are right above her genital area. Has anyone else experience this? The bumps are hot to the touch, seem to be tender to her when touched. She does not scratch at them so I assume they do not itch. We have looked all over the internet, and can not find anything that matches. Help:confused:
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  • My 18-month old has not had this, but I completely agree with one parent who said this sounds exactly like molluskum, a contagous virus related to warts, and it is primarily ocmmon in young children, such as yours. when one of my nephews was about 2 yrs old he had these same conditions as you described. My sister had never seen anything like this with any of her other 4 children. Well, somehow about 2 weeks later, I had some strange spots, too and went to the doctor. I was diagnosed as having molluscum contagiousum, and the doctor was very suprised that it appeared on me because I am an adult- said that it is common to young children and I must have been exposed to it. The doctor pocked it on me and a hard white core came out and then it bled, and he said the white core is the contagous part, and to heal it had ot be removed. It cleared up and i haven't had it again, nor has my nephew.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2009
    • 05:10 AM
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  • I also have a 17 month old that has red spots that keep appearing and disappearing. His have a bump in the middle. When I stretch the skin, the redness goes away. My doctor has seen one and didn't seem concerned. My son just woke up and his knees are red, inflamed, and have the bumps. He also has other spots on his legs and arms. I am going to the doctor today, so I'll let you know what he says.Did you ever find out what your child had? My son developed swelling of his ears, knees, feet with all these red welts over at least 30% of his body all within a couple of hours. Dr doesn't seem concerned but these bumps are now spreading.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2009
    • 06:01 PM
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  • My granddaughter has those bumps one on her eye lid and one on her and forehead. The doctor also told us it was mossluskump (spelling sorry) and that it will go away in 6 to 12 months it has been longer than six months but two more are forming. The doctor said to do nothing but the one on her eye lid really bothers me. I tried to pop it the other day but it hurt her so I let it be. Please if anyone knows of any remedies post it..
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2009
    • 11:23 PM
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  • My 2year old daughter has had little pimple-like bumps for over a month now. She says they don't hurt or itch. They are in one arm pit and have spread down not quite to her side. She has a patch on the left side of her waist and on her back just above her bottom. I showed the doctor and she called it something that i cannot recall and didn't seem concerned. However, after reading these posts i do believe she may have said molluscm...I am contacting a nurse friend who works for the doctor to get more understanding.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2010
    • 02:16 PM
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  • It doesn't appear to be anything to worry about. I've researched and it appears to be "Molluscum Contagiosum." My two year old daughter has symptoms described above except nosebleeds (that must be an unrelated symptom to the bumps). My daughters bumps are on upper thigh. Several have gone away but left small scars. I'm sure the scars will disappear as she grows. A friend's son had same issue on his upper thigh. Her doctor told her they are very common and will probably go away within a year or so. They are in the wart family and may be related to eczema. My daughter has a light case of eczema in that same area. Just try to keep them from spreading. If they open and bleed wash and cover with bandaid so the virus won't spread.
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  • My 3 year old had developed some very unusual bumps. They are not red, do not itch and are not irritating. They started on her neck and are now continuing to "spread" she has 2 on her eyelid, and now randomly one on her leg and one on her stomach. They are raised and when my mom picked one of them, there was no fluid, only a hard white rock-like sliver. The removal of he sliver caused the bump to bleed, and it took almost a week to heal. I am taking her to the doctor this week, because now there is a whole new set of these growing on her cheek. What is also wierd is that she has no other symptoms until this week, she has had 3 nosebleeds while she slept. I have 3 children and have never seen anything like this, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, JemMy son developed bumps that spread from his ankles, to the rest of his body when he was 3. At first I thought they were flea bites, but found out from his dermatologist that it was a virus called Molliscus Contagiosum. Its a pox like virus and it is common among children. The doctor thinks he got it at the pool. The problem with this virus is that it can last up to 2 years. The best thing to do is try to keep your child from itching because they are still contagious if they are not already scabbed. If a fresh bump is scratched, it will transfer the virus to another area of the skin causing more bumps. Try to keep the skin from getting too dry because they tend to itch them more.
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  • My granddaughter has those bumps one on her eye lid and one on her and forehead. The doctor also told us it was mossluskump (spelling sorry) and that it will go away in 6 to 12 months it has been longer than six months but two more are forming. The doctor said to do nothing but the one on her eye lid really bothers me. I tried to pop it the other day but it hurt her so I let it be. Please if anyone knows of any remedies post it.. My daughters doctor said she has the same thing she has about 15 or so on her neck one her cheek and one on her forehead,and my youngest has now developed 1 on her hand the doc said its a form of pox virus they may take up to 3 yrs to go away and for them not to take a bath only showers because soaking in the tub could cause them to open up and spread no pools eather she said that scratching them can also open them up and spread. Other then that she said they are harmless.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2011
    • 04:40 AM
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  • My Toddler had the same exact condition. I waited a couple of months and they did not disappear. I went to the doctor yesterday and it is MOLLUSCUM, please if any parents read this thread, go see your doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2011
    • 04:39 PM
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